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Reports: Patriots Trade Jimmy Garoppolo To 49ers For 2018 Second Round Pick

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By JOSH DUBOW
AP Pro Football Writer

       SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have reportedly acquired their quarterback of the future by trading for New England backup Jimmy Garoppolo.

        ESPN reports Monday that the Niners dealt a 2018 second-round pick to the Patriots for Garoppolo. San Francisco (0-8) had been expected to either draft a quarterback high in the first round next year or try to acquire a proven starter like Kirk Cousins in free agency.

        Instead, they decided to strike early and put the fate of their franchise in the hands in a quarterback who has started just two games in four NFL seasons.

        Both teams have declined to confirm the trade.
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